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The college is open, and we are still accepting full-time applications for 2020-2021. Hygiene measures are in place to make the college as safe as it can be for our learners, staff and guests.

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Course Mode
Part-time
Level
4
Start Date
21/09/2020
Start / End Time
4:00pm - 9:00pm
Duration
34 Weeks
End Date
13/12/2021

Business & Accounting

Do you have what it takes to be the next Elon Musk, Mary Barra or Gabe Newell? Business is big in the UK with around 5.7m private sector businesses producing a turnover of £1.9 trillion each year. As James Dyson said: “Business is constantly changing, constantly evolving.”

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Course Overview

You will study Financial Accounting (Financial Statements for Limited Companies) and Management Accounting (Costing and Budgeting) and Accounting Systems and Controls. The optional units* (you need two) include Personal Tax, Business Tax, Cash & Treasury Management, Credit Management and External Auditing. Each unit is assessed by a computer-based exam followed by a synoptic exam (which also includes Accounting Systems and Controls) at the end of the course.

*Optional units offered are subject to change.

Classes include lectures supported by hand-outs, tutor demonstration and worked examples. This is followed by students working practical examples to apply new techniques and practices in preparation for the exam and the workplace.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements are the successful completion of AAT Advanced Certificate in Accounting (Level 3) at a minimum merit grade or relevant industry experience. Please contact a tutor to discuss the most appropriate course for you.

If you are working in accounting, you may be eligible to undertake this qualification as part of a government funded apprenticeship.

You will need to register as a member of AAT to sit the exams. The cost of this is circa 94 pounds.

Your enrolment will include the first sitting for all exams. Any resit will be subject to a fee of circa 45 pounds.

After Your Course

There are wide and varied career opportunities for AAT students including accountant, finance manager and bookkeeper. Accounting is also a useful skill for someone in a general business management role. Some students go on to set up their own business as a bookkeeper or undertake the accounting for a family business.

On successful completion of the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4) and relevant work experience you can apply for AAT full membership and achieve professional MAAT status. You may also progress to study for chartered accountancy status.

Fees

£2499.00

Course fees are per year. There may also be additional costs associated with the course (please see the course overview).

Student Finance
Whether you qualify for student finance depends on specific criteria. The main student finance package for full-time students includes a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan for living costs. Part-time students can access a tuition fee loan to pay for your course.

Generally, you will only get student finance if you’re doing your first degree-level qualification. This is true even if your previous course was self-funded.

For further information please see www.gov.uk/student-finance.

Access to Learning Fund
The Access to Learning Fund is a non-repayable discretionary fund that gives students facing hardship extra financial support to access and remain in higher education. This can is accessed via the college. Contact Student Services for more information: hello@kendal.ac.uk / 01539 814700.

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